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North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Video Collection

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. We work with North Carolina cultural heritage institutions to scan, describe, and publish historical materials online, which in turn increases access to and use of their collections. The items available here are only part of the online collection - see the complete collection at DigitalNC.org.


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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This color film shows people and places in the town of Lumberton, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include McLellan's; Sugar's Men's Shop; McLeod Motors Inc.; Williams' Laundry and Dry Cleaners; Carolina Theater; McDuffie Furniture Company; S. F. Caldwell and Company Hardware; Hedgepeth Drugs. The film includes footage of the Lumberton High School Marching Band, and aerial views of Lumberton taken from a plane. This item...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Aerial views, Marching bands
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This film shows people and places in the town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Kings Mountain Central School (Kings Mountain High School), downtown Kings Mountain, Hord's Furniture Company, Fosters Shoe Service, Bridges & Hamrick Hardware, a local Shell service station, Blalock's Grocery, Logan's Dry Cleaners, the offices of the Kings Mountain Herald newspaper, Belk's Department Store, Center...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Stores & shops, Aerial views, Automobile service...
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This color film shows people and places in the town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Kings Mountain High School, downtown Kings Mountain, Blalock Grocery Market, Belk's Department Store and numerous businesses. The film includes footage of physical education classes at a school, children playing jumprope and other games, a local baseball team, some views of local neighborhoods, a Queen City...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Stores & shops, Marching bands
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Black and white film describing the history of Chapel Hill and the history and activities of the University of North Carolina, especially the consolidation of the University. Frank P. Graham, R. B. House, and other university administrators make brief appearances. There are descriptions of Franklin Street businesses, like Andrews-Henninger Co. and Varsity Department Store, Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers, The College Shop and Carolina Bootery, Jack Lipman. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Merchants...
Topics: Cities & towns, Business districts
Short black and white film about the history of Siler City, North Carolina. Features the following businesses and organizations: Boling Chair Company, Siler City Mills, Chatham Motors, Inc., Siler City Chamber of Commerce, Selig Corporation, Carolina Poultry, Inc., Siler City Manufacturing Corporation, Byrd's Supermarket, Belk-Yates, Company, and Siler City Motor Lodge. Alternative title: Welcome to Work. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a...
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Topics: Cities, Interviews
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This film shows people and places in the town of Spencer, North Carolina, and was believed to have been filmed by H. Lee Waters as part of his "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Spencer Grocery; Cruse's Barber Shop; North Carolina Finishing Company. The film also includes an event (picnic?) at an unidentified local church, and dozens of schoolchildren playing outside at several unidentified schools. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of...
Topics: City & town life, Picnics, Students, Schools
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This film shows a tour of Angier, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Adams and Young Drug Company; Angier Drug Company; Carolina Public Service Company; Overby's Drugs; Overby's Seeds; Five Points Camp; Five Points Dining Room; Pope Hatchery; Angier Hardware; Crawford and Son Merchants; First Citizens Bank and Trust Company; S & W Market; Farmers Exchange; Grady Earp Dry Goods. This item was digitized as part of...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Tobacco industry, Tobacco farms
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This film shows people and places in the town of Wadesboro, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Blalock's Used Car Lot. The film includes footage of children racing ponies down a main street. Waters' car, advertising his project, can be seen at 18:23. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools
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by Rockingham County Public Library (Madison, N.C.)
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Silent, black and white 8 mm film featuring the Rockingham County Public Library Book Truck or Bookmobile as it visits an unidentified school. Grant Shelor, a librarian (possibly Marianne Martin), and Jim the library dog are seen in the film. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Bookmobiles, Children, Librarians, Dogs, Schools
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"Beautiful and entertaining film showing the nesting or training habits of a variety of species of birds and animals with their young. Produced by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to show natural fauna of North Carolina each in its native habitat and to stimulate and promote understanding of the need to restores some species, protect and offer cover to others. The delightful sequence on the nesting habits of the wood duck is perhaps unique. Other species seen are muskrats,...
Topics: Birds, Mammals, Animals, Baby animals, Wildlife conservation
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Short black and white film about the North Carolina General Assembly, including its role in state government, history, and protocol and rules of order. Also features interviews with representatives holding office in the legislative body. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Interviews, Politics & government, State government, Lobbying, Legislative bodies, Legislators
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From the film: "Minority Report. A series stating the opinions and experiences of Negro students in North Carolina." Short black and white film about the civil rights movement in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Features interviews with students discussing their activism and their experiences. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the...
Topics: Students, Interviews, Protest movements, Civil rights
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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This color film shows people and places in the town of Concord, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Concord High School; Concord Graded School; a local mill; Cabarrus Creamery Company; Black and Hawkins; Cabarrus Bank and Trust Company; Shuford Insurance Agency. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding...
Topic: City & town life
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This black and white film shows people and places in the town of Concord, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Cannon Mills, R. A. Dry Shoe Shop; Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School; the Central Graded School; Concord High School; Porter's Drugs. This film also has footage of a Concord Baseball Team, of schoolchildren racing and dancing. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Shoe stores, Drugstores, Baseball, Students, Schools, Shoe...
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A short film about the life and methods of fishermen in the Outer Banks, narrated by one of the three fishermen followed in the film. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Fishing, Fishermen, Beaches, Oceans, Fish, Fishing boats
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by Brevard Music Center (Brevard, N.C.)
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Topics: Concerts, Musical instruments, Violins, Stringed instruments
The film features shots in the following North Carolina towns: High Point, Asheville, Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Pittsboro. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Streets, Pedestrians, Demolition, Ruins, Airplanes, Beaches
Topics: Concerts, Orchestras, Musical instruments, Conductors
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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This film shows a tour of Wadesboro, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Stanback-Gray Hardware Company. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools
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by Brevard Music Center (Brevard, N.C.)
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Promotional film for the Brevard Music Center's 75th anniversary season. Includes interviews with students about their life at Brevard Music Center.
Topics: Concerts, Students, Camps
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by Brevard Music Center (Brevard, N.C.)
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String quintet performing at the Brevard Music Center.
Topics: Concerts, Musical instruments, Violins, Stringed instruments
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by Brevard Music Center (Brevard, N.C.)
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Welcome video to the Brevard Music Center and brief overview of events held there.
Video of orchestra students accompanying first a violin soloist and then a flute soloist in concert.
Topics: Violins, Concerts, Orchestras, Musical instruments, Flutes, Students
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A short black and white film of a speech and presentation by Billy Graham in the Charlotte Coliseum.
Topics: Public speaking, Evangelists
Short black and white film about the communities and lifestyles of those who live in the Appalachian region in North Carolina and how they are changing. Features the Lineberger Mill. Alternative title: Vanishing Frontier. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Mountains, Mountaineering, Farmers, Interviews
Silent film showing students and riot police during campus protests.
Topics: Universities & colleges, Strikes, Students
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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This film shows a tour of Angier, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Comet Theater; Angier Hardware Company This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topic: City & town life
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This short clip shows a portion of a speech by Governor Hodges on school segregation. He mentions his personal view in support of segregation. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Public speaking, Governors, Segregation
Robert W. Scott makes a brief campaign speech.
Topics: Political campaigns, Politicians, Politics & government
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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This black and white film shows people and places in the town of Monroe, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Center Theater; Lemmond Electric; Belk Brothers; Secrest Drugs; Langdon's Jewelers; Oasis Ice Cream. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Ice cream parlors, Drugstores
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"The culture of 18th Century England as transplanted in the colony of North Carolina is illustrated in this film describing Tryon Palace in New Bern. Imported and locally produced period artifacts, furnishings and utensils are shown; and the history of the Palace and of its restoration is given. The film was made in the springtime and shows the house and gardens at that season." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition.
Topics: Historic buildings, Conservation & restoration
"An interview by Elmer Oettinger with the author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Betty Smith talks about her early life as a struggling author and the importance of this experience in the writing of her best selling novel. Part of the North Carolina Books and Authors series." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition.
Topics: Interviews, Authors
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This film shows a tour of Wake Forest, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Castle Theatre; Wooten's Hometel [sic]; Mangum Grocery and Feed; Josephine's Beauty Shop; Miller Motor Company. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools
Short film about the first one hundred (100) years in the history of Colonial North Carolina. Features the following North Carolina locations: Old Salem, Bath, Edenton, and Brunswick. Alternative title: Road to Carolina. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Cartoons (Commentary), Colonists, Hunting
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Cynthia Watts on location at C'est La Vie Disco Dinner Lounge at Five Points, Durham, NC. Watts interviews Gregory Bolduc, Carolyn Max, Ann Jenkins, and Perry Shaw, dancers with the New Performing Dance Company, and DJ Johnnie Clark. The film includes dance performances at the Dinner Lounge. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight...
Topics: Interviews, Discotheques, Disc jockeys
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by Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.; Spain, Tom.
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A promotional color film produced in 1968 by Tom Spain depicting the economic, cultural, and geographic identity of Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte is portrayed as a city that is "enterprising, intent, and in motion." Discusses industries such as trucking, transit, light manufacturing, and food production. Showcases the The Charlotte Douglas Airport as well as commercial banks and the federal reserve branch that contributed to Charlotte being known as "The marketplace of the...
Topics: Charlotte (N.C.)--History., Mecklenburg County (N.C.)--History.
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Short film presented by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Council advertising the attractions, history, and activities related to Lake Junaluska. Places featured include The Lambeth Inn; The Terrace Hotel; The Colonial Hotel; Junaluska Apartments; Lakeside Lodge; World Methodist Council Building; Paul B. Kern Youth Center; Memorial Chapel; Maggie Valley; and Shackford Hall. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital...
Topics: Lakes, Families, Tourism, Tourists, Hotels, Children, Boats
Footage of the Spring 1996 commencement ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The ceremony includes a speech by Charlie Daniels, who received an honorary Doctor of Letters.
Topics: Graduation ceremonies, Universities & colleges
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This film shows people and places in the town of Kannapolis, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Cannon Mills Company Band; Moskin's Clothing; The Jewel Shoppe Inc. The film begins with footage of a May Day celebration, and includes a property auction (Royal Oaks Auction). This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America...
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools, Auctions
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Silent color film featuring attendees of the North Carolina State Fair, with a focus on the North Carolina Wild Life exhibits. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Children, Deer, Fairs, Exhibitions, Amusement rides, Roller coasters
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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This film shows a tour of Albemarle, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Palmer Stone Works; Albemarle Drug Company; Camp Doughton; Stanly News and Press; Auten-Wolfe Motor Company. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: City & town life, Work camps, Printing presses
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"A motion picture showing some of the new prospects and problems confronting North Carolina's coastal fishing industry. It highlights recent technical advances and the need for cooperative action and finance among the strongly individualistic North Carolinians who earn their living in the coastal fisheries." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition.
Topics: Fishing industry, Fishermen, Food processing
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Short film that explores the life and struggles of the Hedgepeth family who lives with limited means during the Vietnam War. The film focuses primarily on Mrs. Hedgepeth, who works as a housekeeper and nanny. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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Topics: Families, Children, Domestic life, Housework, Assistance, Poverty
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by Morton, Hugh M.
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"A pictorial essay on the highest mountain in the Blue Ridge range, Grandfather Mountain. Gives glimpses of many other scenic objectives of visitors to the mountains of the Tar Heel State, such as Blowing Rock, Craggy Gardens, Roan Mountain, Biltmore House, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, etc." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition. The film from which this footage was digitized was damaged; the audio will cut in...
Topics: Mountains, Tourism
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"Combination of animated drawings and aerial photography illustrate the development of the Piedmont Crescent covering the eleven counties from Gaston to Wake. The historical sequence of geography, transportation and power (electricity, gas and oil) with the resulting population and industrial development is graphically shown. "What's next?" is the question asked as the need for planning becomes evident. Local government, State government, business and industry all need to work...
Topics: Aerial views, Geography
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"In essence, a mood poem about the Tar Heel State. Describes the three regions of the State in all seasons. Various sports are depicted, and scenes from the State's outdoor dramas are included." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972 edition.
Topic: Tourism
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This film covers recreational and industrial fishing in North Carolina, and discusses present-day threats to inland fishing like as pollution and acid rain. The film features the activities of the Inland Fisheries Division of the Wildlife Resources Commission.
Topics: Fishing, Fishing industry
This silent color film covers a BASS fishing tournament on Lake Norman. It includes views of people fishing; fish weighing, trophies, casting competitions. Signs mention Charlie's Bait Shop in Conover, NC and Greene Boat & Motor of Spindale, NC.
Topics: Fishing, Contests
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A short film exploring the history of tobacco in North Carolina and the southeast region of the United States. The fictional film shows Tommy Clemment as a child talking to a tobacco salesman, Mr. Coy Matthews, and his father, Mr. Clemment, about the tobacco industry. He rides with Mr. Matthews around to farms, stores, and warehouses and learns about the history of the tobacco industry. Later, as an old man, Tommy Clemment explains how the industry has changed since his childhood. This item was...
Topics: Automobiles, Children, Tobacco, Tobacco industry, Tobacco products
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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This film shows a tour of Concord, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Winecoff School; Paramount Theater; Simpson's Studio. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools
"A candid film report on the present status and the future of the food processing industry in North Carolina and its relationship and influence on farming and industry in the State. Spokesmen representing farmers, housewives, restaurant owners, supermarket operators, managers of food processing plants, etc., point out new opportunities for specialization and diversification in farms throughout North Carolina. Some of the pitfalls and the need for "know-how" are also...
Topics: Agriculture, Factories, Food Processing, Meat Industry, Supermarkets, Farmers, Dairy Farming,...
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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This film shows people and places in the town of Concord, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Grace Lutheran Church; Brown Mill Cafe. There is quite a bit of footage of an unidentified African American school and neighborhood. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L....
Topics: City & town life, Students, Schools
Concert featuring Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee at St. Joseph's Church in the Hayti community in Durham. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topic: Musicians
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by Morton, Hugh M.
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Politicians, university officials, and notable community members pay tribute to President John F. Kennedy in a public memorial on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Memorial rites & ceremonies, Commemorations
Part One of a two-part series about Davie County's history. This film explores the early settlement of the area. Featured historic sites, locations, and organizations include: The Broken Fish Dam, Shallow Ford Crossing of Yadkin River, Shoals at Cooleemee, Elisha Creek, Dutchman's Creek, Joppa Cemetery, Boone Homestead, Heidelburg Cemetery, Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery, Davie County Courthouse, Davie County Jail, Cooleemee Plantation, Bryan Settlement, Heidelburg Settlement, Hunting Creek,...
Topics: Historic sites, Historic buildings
Part Two of a two-part series about Davie County's history. This film explores Davie County's history and role during events from the Civil War to the early 1990s. Featured historic sites, locations, and organizations include: Hinton Rowan Helper House (national historic landmark 1974), Urban Mills Cotton Mill,Tamber Ridge Meeting House, Fort Baptist Church, Eaton's Baptist Church, Highlandburg Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Fulton Methodist Church, Mocksville Academy...
Topics: Historic sites, Historic buildings, Soldiers, Schools
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by Waters, H. Lee.
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This color film shows people and places in the town of Monroe, North Carolina, filmed as part of H. Lee Waters "Movies of Local People" project. Places shown include Secrest Drugs; Langdon's Jewelers; Oasis Ice Cream. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: City & town life, Ice cream parlors, Drugstores
This black and white film may feature Governor Terry Sanford. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Interviews, Students
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by Morton, Hugh M.
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Silent footage of Mildred the Bear and family, on Grandfather Mountain. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: State parks & reserves, Bears, Snow
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Video features a picture of a whip-poor-will, the sound of its call, and Alice Keith Pfohl Knowles describing hearing them while at Transylvania Music Camp. Knowles is the daughter of the camp's founder, James Christian Pfohl.
Topic: Oral history
A short film outlining the social, working, and academic world of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1950, with particular focus on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Students, Universities & colleges, Sports, Stadiums, Athletic fields, Graduation ceremonies
This film follows four veteran nurses of World War II as they revisit England on the 50th anniversary of V-E Day. The women served in the Army with the Duke University-affiliated 65th General Hospital. During this film, women visit with other veterans and British citizens, returning to places familiar from the War.
Topics: Veterans, Nurses
Black and white silent film clips from Beveridge Association. The clips feature various situations, people, and actions in multiple locations. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Automobiles, Police, Marbles (Game), Taxicabs, Painting, Barns
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Short film providing information about attractions in the Southern Highlands, a mountainous southeast region spreading between Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Tourism, Mountains, Tourists, Recreation
Black and white silent film clips from Beveridge Association. The clips feature various situations, people, and actions in multiple locations. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Breast feeding, Guitars, Chickens, Neckties
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by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (N.C.)
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Interview by Jane Johnson of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library with Floyd Simmons, actor, athlete, artist and soldier.
Topic: Interviews
This short announcement discourages drinking and driving.
Topic: Driver education
Interviews with and performances by members of the New Performance Dance Company, including Jacqueline Erickson, Ron Paul, Lee Wenger, Pam Lester, and Brenda Erickson. The film includes several commercials for Durham Technical Institute. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Dance, Interviews, Ballet, Tap dancing, Modern dance
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by Morton, Hugh M.
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A short film about fishing near the coastal towns along the coast of Eastern North Carolina. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Oceans, Beaches, Aerial views, Fish, Fishing, Fishermen, Fishing boats, Marlins
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by Morton, Hugh M.
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Silent footage of women stringing dried tobacco. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topic: Tobacco industry
This black and white promotional film outlines the United Appeal fundraising campaign that took place October and November 1952. The United Appeal asked the public to give to "20 organizations in 1 pledge," which would be distributed to 10 separate campaigns. Events and organizations mentioned in the film include: the Kansas City flood of 1951; Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers; Mecklenburg Association for Handicapped Children; Mecklenburg Association for the Blind; Charlotte...
Topics: Families, Fund raising, Children, Fund raising, Community service, Drugstores, Floods
Black and white silent film clips from Beveridge Association. The clips feature various situations, people, and actions in multiple locations. This item was digitized as part of the Digital Public Library of America Hubs Pilot, a project supported by the Digital Public Library of America with funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Topics: Renderings, Woodwork, Galleries & museums, Paintings, Office workers, Taxicab, Roller skating,...
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"A historical travel film dealing with the first English colony in America, Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony, and with Virginia Dare. Also portrays Orville and Wilbur Wright's first power-driven plan flights in 1903-1908 at Kitty Hawk and the Lost Colony Drama. The acceptance of the challenge of these two "New Worlds" took place in what is now Dare County, North Carolina." Description taken from the North Carolina Public Library Film Service Catalog of 16mm films, 1972...
Topic: Historic sites
Short black and white film about the effects of a changing economy and industrialization. The film explores education - particularly in rural areas - career building and training with more technical demands, and the various challenges and opportunities that come with industry growth and automation in North Carolina. The film features a discussion between community members about consolidating the school systems (Better Schools Committee) to adapt to these industrial and economic changes as well...
Topics: Children, Schools, Farms, Farming, Education, Industrialization
A lecture by Dr. Charles Johnson, the first black professor at Duke Medicine. Johnson discusses his upbringing, his education, and influences both at Duke and elsewhere. Johnson candidly describes his philosophy of practicing medicine, including the importance of patients' cultural needs. Toward the end, Johnson fields questions from the audience.
Topic: Public speaking